RONKONKOMA/Truck collision kills 1
Police didn't release the name of the crash victim pending notification of next of kin.
The crash happened about 12:40 a.m. on Hawkins Avenue at Express Drive North. John Gentilella, 57, of Centereach, was driving a Ford F350 north on Hawkins Avenue when his truck hit a Dodge Ram that was traveling west, police said.
Paramedics took the driver of the Dodge Ram to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:29 a.m., police said. Gentilella was not injured.
Both trucks were impounded. The investigation is continuing. -- KEITH HERBERT
The unshaven robber didn't show a weapon but demanded money, frightening the Roslyn Savings Bank teller into handing over the cash, a police spokeswoman said.
The robbery happened at the branch at 75 N. Central Ave.
Cops are looking for the robber, who's between 5-foot-7 and 6 feet tall and has a dark complexion. In addition to the cap and wig, which had black, curly hair, the robber wore a dark, puffy jacket and blue jeans, police said. No one was hurt. Police wouldn't say how much he stole.
-- MATTHEW CHAYES
VALLEY STREAM/Knifepoint burglary in home
Men entered a Fir Street home Friday and held a knife to a 17-year-old resident before fleeing with stolen property, Nassau County police said Saturday.
Between three and five men entered the house through a side window about 4:30 p.m., police said. Once inside a second-floor bedroom, the men found the teenager and held a knife to him before punching and hitting him over the head with a vase, police said. The victim suffered head and face injuries and was taken to a hospital. -- KEITH HERBERT